Get the sneaker that shocked the world, well, the NBA, in 1980. When the NBA had enacted strict court guidelines, stating players must adhere to a dress code, Michael Jordan’s Nike sponsorship began to kick off. These Air Jordan sneakers earned him several $5000 fines as the red and black design clearly went against whatever repressive stunt the NBA was trying to pull. Fun fact: Nike apparently covered the bills.
If you’re looking for an Air Jordan as one-of-a-kind as MJ himself, the Jordan 1 Retro High OG Defiant Couture fits the bill. Sporting a racing-inspired red stripe across the classic swoop and black upper with an homage to the brand’s heritage, tonal Wings logo, these sneakers are the perfect redesign. If you want your air Jordan sneakers in Toronto to stand out, these will do the job.